Welcome to the home for local November 2012 election news for O'Fallon.
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Voters hit the polls on Tuesday morning to support candidates and make their voices heard on issues.
- Katherine Sellner said this year women's rights brought her out to vote. "I'm really upset with what they're trying to take away," she said outside of O'Fallon City Hall after voting on Tuesday.
- Amber Markmueller sat outside of City Hall in the rain with a sign to support candidate Ron Hicks for State Representative of District 107. "I would sit out here even if it was snowing 10 feet of snow, for Ron," she said. "I believe in Ron--he's a very stand-up guy, very nice, polite and down to earth."
- Kyle Mclean said this year gay rights and Obama Care were issues that were important to him as a voter as he walked into Cornerstone Church in O'Fallon.
- One voter said she votes in every election, but this year Proposition B was an important issue. "I think it would be a good thing because it might increase awareness about smoking and health."
Patch editors visited local polls, talked to voters, took photos and tracked results of the candidates, incumbents and issues that will affect O'Fallon and St. Charles County.
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There were four statewide ballot initiatives every Missourian voted on. Find them here: Missouri Statewide Ballot Measures: What You Need To Know
In St. Charles County, there were also four ballot initiatives:
(See the results in the table above)
ST. CHARLES COUNTY BALLOT ISSUES
- Question 1: Amends the St. Charles County Charter in four ways;
- The county would give written notice to other municipal governments that they will be included in the master plan if they want.
- The county would have to post ordinances that include a penalty for violation on the County's website and in six public places instead of having to post it in a local newspaper.
- A technical amendment that clarifies the length of time for bills to be presented to the County Executive, and requires a veto override vote to be taken within 30 days of veto.
- The County Executive would have to submit a proposed budget to the County Council by Nov. 5 or the first working day after Nov. 5 each year.
- Question 2: This would allow the County Executive to appoint someone to fill a vacancy on the County Council who is a member of the same political party as the person who left, subject to approval by the council. The appointee would serve until the next general election.
- Question 3: This amendment would give the County Executive oversight of the working conditions of employees in the county, as well as the ability to investigate harassment and discrimination.
- Question 4: This amendment would prohibit officers and employees of the county from accepting a service or thing of value from someone who has dealings with the county.
- County Proposition A: This would amend the charter to require a council member to forfeit his office if he is physically absent from 12 consecutive meetings of the council unless excused.
- County Charter Question Law Enforcement: This would establish a County Police Department and make the Sheriff's Department in charge of only court services, security and prisoner transport. Read more here.
- This would allow the Cottleville Fire Protection District Board of Directors to establish a tax levy of an addition of no more than twenty seven cents per one hundred dollars assessed valuation, the revenues from which shall be deposited in the general fund and used for the support of the district.
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